Rent a bike! Similar to the Flexcar car sharing program, but perhaps paid for in part by advertising, we may soon be able to rent any of up to 500 bicycles in downtown Portland.
The City of Portland is accepting proposals for a bike rental system in the central city area. Imagine being able to rent a bike for a half-hour to get to your downtown meeting, grab lunch at your favorite, out-of-the-way spot, or just go for a ride on the waterfront. You can read more from the Portland Tribune and from BikePortland.org.
You can listen to an NPR story here.